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Federal judge denies restraining order, allows Massachusetts vapor flavor ban

Federal judge denies restraining order, allows Massachusetts vapor flavor ban

October 5, 2019

A federal judge denied a vapor industry attempt to put on hold Massachusetts’ four-month ban on the sale of vaping products, keeping intact the nation’s strictest prohibition.

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Judge allows vapor organizations to intervene for purpose of appeal in Maryland vapor case

Judge allows vapor organizations to intervene for purpose of appeal in Maryland vapor case

October 3, 2019

Several vapor organizations have been granted a Motion to Intervene exclusively for the limited purpose of filing an appeal of the May 15, 2019 Memorandum Opinion and Order and the Remedy Order that forced vapor companies to submit premarket tobacco product applications (PMTA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by May 12, 2020.

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New York appeals court grants temporary restraining order of proposed flavor ban

New York appeals court grants temporary restraining order of proposed flavor ban

October 3, 2019

The New York State Appellate Division granted a temporary restraining order in a lawsuit brought by the Vapor Technology Association (VTA), Benevolent ELiquids and Perfection Vapes regarding a proposed flavor ban in New York State, which was set to be enforced Oct. 4, 2019.

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First lawsuit filed against THC cartridge manufacturers for tainted products

First lawsuit filed against THC cartridge manufacturers for tainted products

October 3, 2019

A product liability lawsuit has been filed in Washington state court against several manufacturers of THC vape cartridges. The case, Charles Wilcoxson v. Canna Brand Solutions LLC et al., was filed on September 23, 2019, in the Superior Court of Pierce County, Washington.

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Vapor companies come together in response to false vaping claims

Vapor companies come together in response to false vaping claims

October 3, 2019

A group of broad industry stakeholders concerned with two false claims regarding the vapor industry have submitted a white paper response to US state attorney generals and the US Food and Drug Administration. “Each claim will have significant negative public health and economic impacts,” according to the white paper.

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Juul withdraws support of ballot to reverse San Fran vapor ban

Juul withdraws support of ballot to reverse San Fran vapor ban

October 2, 2019

Juul Labs will end its support for a ballot measure that would roll back San Francisco, California’s, ban on e-cigarettes.

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Maryland passes law to prevent nicotine sales to youth amid vaping concerns

Maryland passes law to prevent nicotine sales to youth amid vaping concerns

September 30, 2019

Maryland’s law increases the buying age for tobacco from 18 to 21 for everyone except active-duty members of the military. The chief architect of the statute, House Economic Matters Committee Chairman Dereck E. Davis (D-Prince George’s), plans to introduce legislation in January to completely ban flavored vaping products, which public health officials contend make e-cigarettes more appealing to young people.

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The US state of Washington follows New York, Michigan in ban for flavored vapor products

The US state of Washington follows New York, Michigan in ban for flavored vapor products

September 30, 2019

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee has ordered state officials to impose an emergency ban on flavored vapor products.

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New York’s 90-day flavored e-cigarette ban upheld

New York’s 90-day flavored e-cigarette ban upheld

September 30, 2019

A court has denied a request by the vapor industry to delay New York’s emergency ban on flavored e-cigarettes sales.

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CDC finally admits marijuana compound THC, not nicotine, vaping products to blame for respiratory illnesses

CDC finally admits marijuana compound THC, not nicotine, vaping products to blame for respiratory illnesses

September 28, 2019

The latest findings from the investigation into lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping, suggest THC products play a role in the outbreak. Most of the people in this outbreak reported using THC-containing products, according to the US Centers for Disease Control.

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FDA will not enact “outright ban” for flavored vapor products

FDA will not enact “outright ban” for flavored vapor products

September 28, 2019

The FDA plans to “enforce existing law” rather than ban flavored cigarettes outright, Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee.

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Juul Labs gets former Altria exec as new CEO

Juul Labs gets former Altria exec as new CEO

September 28, 2019

K.C. Crosthwaite has joined Juul Labs as CEO, replacing Kevin Burns. The move comes as Juul faces fierce criticism in the U.S. for its marketing practices.

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Massachusetts bans flavored vapes

Massachusetts bans flavored vapes

September 28, 2019

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on Sept. 24 imposed a temporary sales ban on all vapor products effective immediately.

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Walmart stops e-cig sales

Walmart stops e-cig sales

September 23, 2019

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, will end sales of e-cigarettes at its locations in the United States.

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PMTA rule proposed

PMTA rule proposed

September 20, 2019

On Sept. 20, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule to set forth requirements related to the content, format and FDA’s review and communications procedures for PMTAs.

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Criminal probe launched

Criminal probe launched

September 20, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched a criminal probe into the vaping-related deaths and illnesses that have plagued the United States in recent weeks.

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VV EXCLUSIVE: Lawsuit could extend PMTA deadline beyond May 12, 2020

VV EXCLUSIVE: Lawsuit could extend PMTA deadline beyond May 12, 2020

September 17, 2019

The court-ordered deadline for vapor companies to submit premarket tobacco applications (PMTA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could be extended beyond the current May 12, 2020, deadline if a Motions to Intervene and Stay the court order succeeds while an appeal to the ruling makes its way through the courts. The FDA has until Sept. 18 to respond.

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Pyxus president: flavor ban misguided

Pyxus president: flavor ban misguided

September 16, 2019

Pieter Sikkel, president, CEO and chairman of Pyxus International, has called recently announced plans to ban adult use of flavored e-liquids in the U.S. misguided.

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